Apple ITunes Store Sells 25 Billion Song Downloads Over Decade

Apple Inc. said 25 billion songs have been downloaded from its iTunes digital music store.

ITunes Store now offers more than over 26 million songs for down load in 119 countries, Apple said in a statement today.

Since its debut 10 years ago, the iTunes Store has helped propel Apple to the world’s most valuable technology company by boosting sales of the iPod music players and paving the way for the iPhone and iPad.

Apple was up 1.6 percent at $465.13 in New York. The shares have declined 14 percent so far this year through yesterday.

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